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25 September 2023
9 October 2023
We are looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to provide support to children and young people diagnosed with cancer and their families. The role is for 35 hours per week, commencing January 2024 until October 2024, potentially extending to December 2024
Our work is rewarding but also complex and demanding; you will need to be resourceful and resilient. You will work closely with our supportive Young Lives vs Cancer team, an established NHS multi-disciplinary team and with services in the community.
Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at interview stage with you.
This role falls under the hybrid - variable category. Your contractual base will be both home, the Freeman Hospital and the RVI Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements, with 2 or 3 days a week in the office.
This role is subject to a Criminal Record Check. In the event of a successful application a Disclosure report will be sought.
We would love to hear from you if you have:
As well as current Social Work England registration you will have:
- Experience working with children, young people and their families/carers in a social care setting
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Knowledge of child and young people development
- An understanding of the impact of serious illness for children, young people and families.
All applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills.
At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation.
We are committed to taking anti-oppressive action and removing barriers in our recruitment practices. We particularly welcome applications from members of minoritised communities and creating equitable opportunities for all. We are passionately committed to taking actions and making changes to be a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation, as well as reflective of the diverse children and young people we support. Click here to find out more about our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging strategy.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any specific requirements.
What we offer
In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual and family/ caring leave entitlements, enhanced pension and employee savings scheme. To find out more about our benefits package, have a look on our website:
If you join us, you will be part of a community that is committed make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer. Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
To arrange an informal chat, please contact Steven Shiels, Team Manager on 07826873895.
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